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BASF Reliability Engineer in Sparta, Tennessee

Now Hiring! Reliability Engineer

Sparta, TN

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At BASF the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. As a Mechanical Reliability Engineer, you will be instrumental in improving both reliability and sustainability of the Sparta site. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your ability to provide technical guidance, communicate effectively, influence, persuade, & negotiate, as well as prove your familiarization with analytical tools/software and knowledge of SAP.

As a Reliability Engineer, You Create Chemistry By...

  • Driving sustainable reliability performance by using the most appropriate and effective tools and techniques that affect culture, work process, and equipment systems.

  • Providing technical support to Production and Maintenance personnel in the areas of Criticality Analysis, Root Cause Failure Analyses, Maintainability Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects (FMEA), Life Cycle Equipment Management Process/Equipment Care Strategies.

  • Monitoring and creating KPI data for early/predictive identification and resolution of reliability issues.

  • Leading the sites Mechanical Bad Actor Program to develop and implement sustainable solutions to optimize cost and improve asset effectiveness.

  • Developing equipment repair procedures and specifications necessary to improve plant and equipment reliability and supporting of all EH&S policies and procedures.

  • Collaborating with Production and Maintenance personnel providing training and services related to operation, design review, repair, and maintenance, including predictive/preventative maintenance activities. As well as coordinating with those teams to establish and maintain the proper stocking levels of parts and equipment required to provide maximum equipment uptime at the lowest possible costs.

  • Providing technical support for the troubleshooting of problems and optimization of risk-based PM and PdM programs.

  • Leading culture change and promote continuous improvement by employing LEAN Manufacturing tools through Six Sigma methodology.

  • Performing root cause analyses of equipment failures and developing/implementing corrective actions to address findings.

If you...

  • Have a Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering Discipline.

  • Have previous work experience in maintenance or reliability engineering experience in an industrial plant environment.

  • Have experience with formal reliability programs such as TPM, RCM, RCFA and experience developing, reviewing, and implementing strategic preventive and predictive maintenance programs and procedures.

  • Have experience with rotating equipment installation and predictive maintenance methods.

  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

  • Possess computer skills to include CMMS software (SAP preferred) and Microsoft Office suite of products.


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  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible

  • Retirement Benefits

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement

  • Mentoring & Development Programs

  • Employee Discounts

  • Pet insurance

  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause

  • Access to our BASF Wine Cellar and much more!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.